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A cultural history of the senses

Author: Richard G NewhauserDavid HowesAnne C VilaHerman RoodenburgJ P TonerAll authors
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Cultural History of the Senses set delves into the sensory foundations of Western civilization, taking a comprehensive period-by-period approach which provides a broad understanding of the life of the senses from antiquity to the modern day. Each of the volumes explores the following topics: The Social Life of the Senses; Urban Sensations; The Senses in the Marketplace; The Senses in Religion; The Senses in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard G Newhauser; David Howes; Anne C Vila; Herman Roodenburg; J P Toner; Constance Classen
ISBN: 9780857853387 0857853384 9780857853394 0857853392 9780857853400 0857853406 9780857853417 0857853414 9780857853424 0857853422 9780857853431 0857853430 9780857853448 0857853449
OCLC Number: 867725345
Description: 6 volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Volume 1. In antiquity / edited by Jerry Toner --
Volume 2. In the Middle Ages / edited by Richard G. Newhauser --
Volume 3. In the Renaissance / edited by Herman Roodenburg --
Volume 4. In the age of Enlightenment / edited by Anne C. Vila --
Volume 5. In the age of empire / edited by Constance Classen --
Volume 6. In the modern age / edited by David Howes.
Responsibility: edited by Jerry Toner, Richard G. Newhauser, Herman Roodenburg, Anne C. Vila, Constance Classen, David Howes.

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The definitive overview of the role of the senses from antiquity to the modern age, covering themes such as religion, philosophy, science, medicine, literature, art and media.  Read more...

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